Last week, we shared some of our favorite private estate and boutique hotel wedding venues in New York. Perhaps you are looking for something a bit less traditional. If so, we’ve gathered up a list of our favorite contemporary industrial and warehouse New York wedding venues.

Gran Electrica


Located in Brooklyn, Gran Electrica is not only a well-known restaurant, it is also an incredible event venue. The entire restaurant can be rented out for your wedding ceremony and reception. If you’re hoping to host a seated dinner, there is a maximum of 65 guests in the garden and 72 in the indoor dining area. If you want to shake things up a bit, the venue can accommodate up to 100 guests for a cocktail-style reception.

The Mexican menu changes to take advantage of the freshest ingredients available at local markets. If you’re planning to host a cocktail reception, you can choose tray-passed Mexican street food appetizers and creative craft cocktails.

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The stunning open-air garden area is surrounded by ivy-covered brick walls. This space is open seasonally during the warmer months. During the cooler months, the inside of the restaurant is equally charming and a great alternative to a traditional wedding venue.

The 1896

The 1896 Brooklyn New York

Another Brooklyn venue, The 1896, is ripe with event potential. By day, it is a film and photo production studio space, but by night it becomes an industrial wedding and events venue. Built in 1896, this former factory has plenty of history and style. The brick walls of the warehouse rooms and outdoor courtyard are a blank slate which can be a customized to your specific wedding vision.

The 1896 has many event spaces to choose from. Two large warehouse style rooms (4,000 and 2,600 square feet), an outdoor courtyard, and rooftop are just a few of the available options. There are additional spaces that you can rent such as bridal suite and a hair and make-up room.

The 1896 Warehouse Brooklyn New York Event Venue

The 1896 can make vendor recommendations, but this location is perfect for those that already have a vision and want the flexibility to execute their own ideas. The warehouse can accommodate up to 400 guests.

501 Union


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501 Union is another one of our favorite Brooklyn-based industrial style wedding venues. This space��has a more polished and contemporary style, but still maintains that classic big city warehouse look. Built in 1916, this building was originally used to restore classic cars.

Quality design details make this space unique, right down to the brass fixtures, marble bar and rooftop skylights. There are three great event areas to choose from: the Lounge, Gallery and outdoor Garden. The Gallery is the largest of the three spaces. It can accommodate a formal seated dinner for up to 160 guests. If you prefer an outdoor event space, the Garden can host up to 140 guests for a seated event.

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One of the many perks of renting 501 Union is the venue coordinator and event staff who will be there to oversee your big day. Your caterer will have full use of the on-site kitchen, and you don’t have to worry about renting a stage or sound system because they are already included.

The Foundry

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Just across the river from Midtown Manhattan sits the incredible Foundry. Once a working foundry, the space has been completely renovated for events and filming/photography projects. It still maintains its historic ivy-covered brick walls, wooden beams and skylight roof and windows.

An indoor seated event at the Foundry can accommodate up to 125 guests or 165 in the outdoor courtyard. A standing event can host up to 200 guests. For a smaller party, the terrace can accommodate 90 people. The terrace has remarkable views of Manhattan.

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Perhaps the most stunning space is the ivy-covered greenhouse with skylight roof. The greenhouse can host 80 guests for a seated reception or 120 cocktail style.

This venue is perfect for couples who have their own vendors already selected. If not, the Foundry can provide clients with vendor recommendations. The venue provides security, a doorman and a venue manager.

Your turn

Which of these venues would you like to host a special event in? Use the comments section to share your thoughts with us.